Nation's No. 6 WR with Gator Ties

The nation's No. 6 ranked wideout has ties to the National Champs. Four-star speed merchant and recent Scout.com camp MVP, Kenny Stills has plenty of options. At 6-1, 175-pounds, Stills from Encinitas (CA) La Costa Canyon has been offered by the nation's top programs such as Florida, USC, Oklahoma, Penn State and Cal.

"Coach Heater coached my dad at Wisconsin and it was a breakout deal for my dad," Kenny Stills said. "Coach Heater changed his mentality because of the way he coached him. My dad was able to relax and do his own thing so he came out of his shell and started making plays. It is real exciting knowing that is the kind of coaches that they have at Florida. In a sense, my dad and I are the same because we don't respond well to people being all over us. I don't handle things like that. I know the Florida coaches would make me comfortable in Gainesville and let me do my thing."

Stills was very excited once he got the news about the Florida offer.

"Definitely, definitely, definitely," he said. "Florida is a real exciting team to watch because they score a ton of points and they swarm you on defense. It's exciting as hell for a football player to watch what they do."

Could Stills leave the West Coast and follow in his dad's footsteps?

"I am real excited about Florida and the East Coast has the advantage for me. I really like to experience new things and take visits and try new things and see how they go. I am not scared to play outside of California and neither was my dad. I will take an unofficial to Florida over the summer and then will make an official during the season. I am going to a camp in Orlando and will drive up to The Swamp to see what they have to offer. I am pretty independent and will probably make the visit on my own for financial reasons."

Stills knows exactly what he is looking for at the next level from an offensive standpoint.

"I am looking for a team that has a variety of routes and a whole bunch of great wide receivers. We play two or three on my team and we get doubled all the time. One game I might get 15 catches and then the next game only three. The more wide receivers that you have playing like Florida does in the spread creates opportunities for everyone and allows the quarterback to get the ball to a bunch of different people. That is exactly what I am looking for as a speed outside guy. I have learned how to watch film with my dad and I understand that the more wide receivers that are on the field the more chances I will get."

As a junior in 2008, Stills helped lead his team to the CIF-San Diego Section D-I championship, leading all of San Diego in receiving yards with 1,274 on 64 receptions and 16 touchdowns. He was named First Team All-State Underclass by GoldenStatePreps.com. As sophomore, he was named La Costa Canyon's Offensive Player of the Year. He was a North County Times First Team All-League selection. He had 30 receptions for 627 yards and seven touchdowns as a sophomore.


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